Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s school has ‘Be kind’ motto and yoga classes

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Prince George, eight, and Princess Charlotte, six, are among thousands of schoolchildren returning to the classroom this week after the summer holidays. The pair attend St Thomas’ in Battersea, which educates children up until the age of 13. 

It costs a combined £43,860 for George and Charlotte per year. Their schooling, like children around the globe, was affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but Thursday, September 7 marks the return for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children. 

A motto visible above the school’s entrance reads “Rather death than false of faith”, but despite the rather foreboding greeting, St Thomas’s says its most important rule is “Be Kind”.

Principal Tobyn Thomas said of the rule: “As our pupils develop a growing sense of self, we seek to nurture in them a strong set of values, with kindness at the core, which will encourage them to take up positions of responsibility and leadership.”

Charlotte is set to start Year 2, while George is going into Year 4.

The school encourages values such as courtesy, honesty, respect, perseverance, independence, confidence, leadership and humility.

The school offers a host of mixed gender sporting activities for students, such as cricket, football, netball and even golf.

St Thomas’ offers pottery, yoga and even coding sessions for their students.

The school, a 25-minute drive from their royal home in Kensington Palace Gardens, has an on-site gymnasium, ballet room, two libraries and a rooftop playground.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child Prince Louis, three, is set to join his siblings in 2022.

Kate has been said to be “hands on” during the busy preparation for the children’s return to school according to a royal expert.

Royal biographer Duncan Larcombe claimed the Duchess accompanied the children in rituals familiar to many parents ahead of a new term.

He said in an interview with OK! magazine: “She’s a very hands-on mum, so she always makes sure she’s the one going with the children to buy school shoes as well as stocking up on school stationery.”

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